Species Seekers Heroes, Fools, and the Mad Pursuit of Life on Earth

ISBN-10: 0393341321

ISBN-13: 9780393341324

Edition: 2011

Authors: Richard Conniff

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Introduction Strange Things, Strange Lands
That Great Beast of a Town
Finding the Thread
Collecting and Conquest
Mad about Shells
Extinct
The Rising
The River Rolling Westward
"If They Lost Their Skalps"
The Burden of Specimens
Arsenic and Immortality
"Am I Not a Man and a Brother?"
Craniological Longings
"A Fool to Nature"
The World Turned Upside Down
A Primate Named Savage
"Species Men"
"Labourer in the Field"
The Slow Power of Natural Forces
The Gorilla War
Big Noses and Short Tea-Drinkers
Industrial-Scale Natural History
"The Blessing of a Good Skirt"
The Beast in the Mosquito
"Why Not Try the Experiment?"
Epilogue The New Age of Discovery
Necrology
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index
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